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Old 03-19-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Can the blinkers be tuned?

Hey Tom... just a random thought that passed through my mind: I have LED bulbs on all the exterior indicators, which makes the ECU think the bulbs are out, which makes the blinkers blink real fast. Is this something that can be tuned out, so my blinkers blink normally with low voltage draw?


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Pretty sure that's in the electrical system and not the computer, I think it has something to do with the resistance of the bulbs (normally filaments) to the current.
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you can put resistors on after the LEDs and it will stop. the blinkers work on resistance
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All he needs to do is change out his blinker light fluid.
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Pretty sure that's in the electrical system and not the computer, I think it has something to do with the resistance of the bulbs (normally filaments) to the current.
The resistance of the bulbs is what the ECU measures to determine whether or not to blink your blinkers slow (normal) or fast (warning that a bulb is out). Normally, a relay does this job, but on the Focus, it's the ECU.

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you can put resistors on after the LEDs and it will stop. the blinkers work on resistance
I know I can get these from superbrightleds.com but I would rather have the low voltage draw.
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uh may I ask why you just don't use some resistors <$10 for resistors >$100 for a tune
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